Firearms Policy Coalition Statement on San Jose Gun Insurance Ordinance

FPC – Media Relations <>1:32 AM (9 hours ago)
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On the heels of Firearms Policy Coalition’s two successful 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals legal victories last week against California’s unconstitutional shutdown of gun ranges and gun stores during the COVID-19 pandemic, we issue the following statement on the San Jose City Council’s vote to pass its ordinance requiring law-abiding gun owners to carry liability insurance and pay a fee to fund a non-existant nonprofit organization: 

San Jose’s insurance requirement for law-abiding, firearm-owning citizens is burdensome, unconstitutional, and prohibited by California law. Insurance companies cannot issue policies to insure against one’s unlawful acts, and the Second Amendment prohibits local governments from imposing such requirements on gun owners. All states and local governments must comply with the Bill of Rights and Fourteenth Amendment, period. Since San Jose’s recalcitrant City Council members don’t believe that the United States Constitution applies to them or their citizens, Firearms Policy Coalition and our members are now committed to fight the City’s outrageous and offensive policies in federal litigation and take every possible action to block their enforcement

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The citizens of San Jose should begin recall proceedings against all the members of the board that voted for that mandate as well as sue them individually for violating their Constitutional Rights, meaning they should seek paymenbts from the personal savings of the board members for trying to cost the gun owners their hard arned money to pay for insurance unlawfully.
This isn’t about being pro or anti gun. Its about people , like this board, seeking to control the very lives of its citizens without any consequences. They need to be taught a lesson.

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